Breezy/Cooler Today; Quiet Week Ahead

| November 22, 2021 @ 5:50 am

RADAR CHECK: Rain continues across South Alabama early this morning ahead of a cold front… the rain will end over the next few hours, and the day will be breezy and cooler with a good supply of sunshine. Temperatures will hold in the 50s all day, and a brisk north wind of 10-20 mph will make it feel cooler.

The wind will die down tonight, setting the stage for freezing temperatures over the northern 2/3 of the state early tomorrow morning. Lows will be mostly in the 22-32 degree range, with frost likely all the way down to I-10 in far South Alabama.

REST OF THE WEEK: Dry weather continues through Thanksgiving Day. With a good supply of sunshine, we expect a high tomorrow in the upper 50s, and close to 60 Wednesday afternoon. Thursday will be dry, but clouds will increase by afternoon ahead of a cold front. A few showers could reach the northwest corner of the state late in the day, but showers are most likely Thursday night. Moisture will be very limited, and rain amounts should be generally one-tenth or less.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Very tranquil weather continues with sunny cool days and clear cold nights. The high Friday will be in the mid 50s, followed by low 60s over the weekend. We still see no chance of any severe thunderstorms for Alabama for the next ten days… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

IRON BOWL: The weather will be perfect for the biggest football game of the year in Alabama (Alabama at Auburn, Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium; 2:30p CT kickoff). After a morning low near 30 degrees, the high in Auburn Saturday will be around 60 degrees with sunshine in full supply. Expect a kickoff temperature around 60, then falling through the 50s during the second half.

ON THIS DATE IN 1992: A major tornado outbreak was underway across the Deep South. In all, 95 tornadoes touched down and were responsible for 26 deaths.

Eight tornadoes touched down in Mississippi on November 21…one F4 tornado moved through Brandon, MS around midnight November 21, killing 12 people, including three children; they were Cub Scouts at a sleepover.

Before the morning of the 22nd was over with, another seven tornadoes struck Mississippi before the system moved over into Alabama and Tennessee.

Alabama had a total of 13 tornadoes touch down ranging in strength from F0 to F2, with no deaths and 53 injuries. The tornado with the most injuries occurred just outside of Sardis City where multiple structures were damaged and twelve people were injured.

Georgia was next on the system’s hit list and a total of eleven tornadoes touched down, killing seven people and injuring 157 more. The worst twister hit just northeast of Etheridge and carved a path of destruction of 32 miles to just southeast of White Plains. This twister got up to 1 mile wide in spots and destroyed a total of 134 homes, killing five people and over 300 head of cattle. Another F4 was on the ground for a total of 20 miles starting near Pine Mountain and lifting near Hickory Flat.

We are very thankful this November has been remarkably quiet across the southern U.S.

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